Sophonisba taking poison to avoid humiliation by Rome
Sophonisba, a Carthaginian noblewoman, daughter of Hasdrubal Gisco Gisgonis, takes poison when her husband Syphax, King of the Masaesyli (or western) Numidians, is defeated by Massinissa, leader of the Massylian (or eastern) Numidians. Massinissa marries her, but she wishes to avoid the humiliation of being forced to take part in a triumphal procession in Rome, so she accepts the poison from Massinissa himself, whose fear of the Romans is stronger than his love for her.
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Punic civilization. Reconstruction of Byrsa Hill, with the Punic city and Hannibal's circular harbor, late 4th-2nd century b.c., fresco by architect J. M. Gassend
Punic civilization. Reconstruction of Byrsa Hill, with the Punic city and Hannibal's circular harbour, late 4th-2nd century b.C. Fresco by architect J. M. Gassend.
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Punic ostrich egg from Villaricos. Dates from the 6th BC
An ostrich egg decorated with painted red lines. Punic artwork from the Iron Age II. Villaricos necropolis in Cuevas del Almanzora. Province of Almeri?a, Andalusia, Spain. Dates from the 6th BC and 3rd BC centuries. National Archaeological Museum of Spain. Madrid.
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